Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness

5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0415272582
ISBN-10: 0415272580
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $12.25
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$26.63 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$40.22 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
29 New from $33.08 24 Used from $26.63
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Save Up to 90% on Textbooks Textbooks
$40.22 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness
  • +
  • Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, 4th Ed.
Total price: $51.02
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"In this brilliant book Richard Kearney sets his sights on the hyperbolic inflation of otherness. The refusal to acknowledge 'oneself-as-another, ' as Ricoeur puts it, generates visions of otherness that call for a critical hermeneutics. Like Baudrillard, Benjamin, and Zizek before him, Kearney has a finely tuned ear for the often hysterical workings of the media and popular culture, and in this respect his chapter reflecting on 9/11 is exemplary. He argues convincingly for the need for judgment when we 'welcome strangers, respect gods, and acknowledge monsters'. In this endeavor, Kearney is the ideal companion, and he proves again to be one of the liveliest philosophical minds in America."
-David Wood, Vanderbilt University
""Strangers, Gods, and Monsters along with the other two volumes in the trilogy, stands as an important contribution to the fields of religious theory and Continental philosophy. Moreover, Kearney's trilogy offers a thorough and insightful analysis of major issues and debates across disciplinary fields."
-Victor E. Taylor, York College of Pennsylvania, "Journal of the American Academy of Religion

About the Author

Richard Kearney is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and University College Dublin. His publications include On Stories,Wake of Imagination and Postnationalist Ireland (all published by Routledge), and Sam's Fall (novel).
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (November 14, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415272580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415272582
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #850,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
No other book I have read has addressed the heart of so many of humanities problems so simply. I don't mean that this is necessarily an easy read, there is wrestling to be done when reading this, but by using art and pop culture Kearney puts some of the biggest human and existential questions in relatable terms.
Comment 16 of 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic book dealign with otherness and evil. It should be noted that it is heavy on philosphy (obviously with Kearney as the author). I purchased this book to use for undergraduates for a class on Wriitng about Monsters. I have not taught the class yet, but it may be too dense for some undergraduates. Kearney lays out an elegant argument regarding from whence monsters and evil derive, but withough a breadth of knowledge and reading, some undergrads may be at a disadvantage. Nevertheless, I would highly recommend the book for those interested in the origins or otherness and monsters. The section on scapegoating is particularly fascinating.
1 Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness
This item: Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness
Price: $40.22
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com